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Train services are to be provided for tourists from the airport

Jun 27, 2011 10:43:50 AM - itnnews.lk

New train services will be provided for the foreign tourists to travel throughout the country. A new tourist train is to be provided to Habarana. The aim of this programme is to create opportunities in view of the steadily developing tourism industry in the peaceful environment. These trains provide all facilities for the tourists who arrive in the airport to make an enjoyable trip. The Ministry of Civil Aviation and other affiliated organizations had arranged the first such trip to create awareness in the Association of Inbound Tour Operators. Minister Priyankara Jayaratne said that around 1 million tourists are expected to arrive in the country during these few years. He said that these trips will be arranged to locations such as Hikkaduwa and Kandy. All facilities available in the aircraft will be available in these luxury trains. Civil Aviation Services Company Chairman Prasanna Wickramasuriya said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the airport are playing a special role in this connection. He said that the aim is to increase facilities at the airport for the tourists. President of the Association of Inbound Tour Operators in Sri Lanka Nilmin Nanayakkara said so far this practice has not taken place earlier. He said that it can be used for the promotion of the tourism industry.The Ministry is expecting to promote tourism by launching train services from the airport to many other locations in the future.